Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” broke a national box office record.
It grossed over $601.9 million in North America in seven weeks, making it the highest-grossing film for Paramount Pictures to date.
The fictional action-adventure beat “Titanic”‘s $600.7 million, which was Paramount’s highest earner.
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Globally, the sequel has grossed over $1 billion as fans flock to see the continued story of Navy Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell through the reprized role of Cruise.
Here are 10 spoiler-free facts about “Top Gun: Maverick.”
27-05-22 – “Top Gun: Maverick” was released in US theaters on May 27, 2022.
36 – The film’s sequel debuted 36 years after the original “Top Gun” – which was released on May 16, 1986.
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5 – The release date of “Top Gun: Maverick” was originally scheduled for July 12, 2019, but it was changed five times due to reshoots and the COVID-19 pandemic.
ten – Film producer David Ellison told Bloomberg that “Top Gun: Maverick” took eight years to develop and two years to make.
$170M – The film’s estimated production budget was reportedly $170 million, according to IMDb – an online entertainment news database that aggregates production details and reviews for movies, TV shows and streaming. , video games and more.
131 – The runtime of the action-adventure film is 131 minutes (two hours and 11 minutes).
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$1.2 billion – As of July 13, “Top Gun: Maverick” has grossed nearly $1.2 billion worldwide, according to ticket sales data released by Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro.
97%- “Top Gun: Maverick” has an average Rotten Tomatoes score of 97% from over 430 professional reviews. The audience score is even higher, with 99% obtained from “50,000+ verified ratings”.
$12.5M – Tom Cruise reportedly earned $12.5 million “upfront” for starring in “Top Gun: Maverick” and will receive more than 10% of the first dollar gross, according to a June report from Forbes.
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0 – “Top Gun: Maverick” is not available for streaming anywhere in the world. The film’s producer and distributor, Paramount Pictures, is expected to hold the film for its Paramount+ streaming service. An official announcement has yet to be made.